The apostle now informs his Christian readers that the power of God guards us (1:5a). This term, also rendered “kept” in some English translations, comes from the Greek term phroureo and is a military term; it refers to being under military guard. During biblical times, soldiers at the gates of a city would stand at post to either keep the hostile invaders from entering the city or keep the citizens within that city from leaving the protection of its walls and falling into enemy hands. Our heavenly Father does the same for us through His awesome power. The gospel is the power God uses to save us (Rom. 1:16), and this same power is used to guard us from Satan. … Read More 1 Peter: Christians Are Guarded By The Power of God
What does it really mean to confess Christ? What are Romans 10:9-10 and Matthew 10:32-33 actually talking about?… Read More What Does It Mean to Confess Our Faith in Jesus?
If anyone is to be saved, that isn’t going to happen without them first “hearing” God’s Word. And yet…how many of us actually talk to others about God’s Word? How many of the people whom you personally know, Christian, have heard the gospel come out of your mouth, directed at them?… Read More If One Must “Hear” To Be Saved, Why Are We So Quiet?
What I don’t understand is why many professed followers of Christ want to have nothing to do with His church. I’ve heard people say, “Christ yes. The church, no,” or “I love Jesus and want to follow Him, but I have little use for the church.” I believe many do not understand what the church truly is and what the Bible actually teaches about the church. If we would see what Scripture teaches about Christ’s church, we will come to appreciate her more and make sure our own concept of the church is harmonious with God’s Word.… Read More The Importance of Christ’s Church
When the very first converts to Christianity asked the apostle Peter, “Brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37) upon hearing of their impending condemnation for their sins, Peter did not say, “Ask Jesus into your heart for the forgiveness of your sins.” He said, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).… Read More “What Shall We Do?”
Those “who are called” by the new covenant “may received the promised eternal inheritance” (9:15). How does this happen? The New Testament contains the gospel of Christ, which is how God calls everyone to himself (2 Thessalonians 2:14). God calls for all to obey the gospel in order to avoid hell and receive “the promised eternal inheritance” of heaven (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; 1 Peter 1:4). One obeys the gospel by believing in Christ, repenting of one’s sins, being baptized for the forgiveness of sins, and then holding fast to the word of God as revealed in the New Testament (Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 2:37-39; 17:30-31; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2). … Read More Hebrews: Securing An Eternal Redemption
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12 – Scripture of the Weekend (March 15-16, 2014) Christians, why should we be ashamed of this… Read More God Gave Us Eternal Life, And This Life Is In His Son…
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17 – Scripture Of The Day (January 8, 2014) Praise God that this is true! Two thousand years ago, God out of his great love for us all gave… Read More For God Did Not Send His Son Into The World To Condemn The World…
And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3 – Scripture Of The Day (January 6, 2014) It is a very popular notion among religious folk who have been influenced by our post-modernistic, we’re-all-okay, everyone’s-right-and nobody’s-wrong society to try to take faith… Read More And This Is Eternal Life…
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